Sunday, January 19, 2014

#Chalkboard Table/Desk

My husband found me this sewing table curbside a few months back.  
I really didn't know what to do with it because the top flips open to a large hole since there was no sewing machine.

I was going to try to think up a way to utilize that hole--like other bloggers have done. In the end, I just screwed the top down so it couldn't open any more.

I painted it with a blue/green oops paint (mixed into DIY chalk paint). I used this same paint on this desk last year too. I envisioned the table next to a twin bed as a night stand, but since it is tall, can also be used as a small desk.
I wanted to do something to the front of it because I didn't want to put the handle back since there is no drawer there.  I remembered I bought a bunch of these wood laser cut symbols from Michaels on clearance.
I texted the pic to my friend and asked her if she thought it would be cool if I put the * @ # across the front of the table as a decoration (she has a 13 year old daughter). She said it looked like it was the symbol for a curse word. Doh! Not what I wanted. She suggested using the # somehow.  

After a little brainstorming, I came up with painting out the front panel as a chalkboard and use the # with it. What teenage girl isn't going to want to write a #WordOfTheDay on a table?
Too cute! It just makes sense to have this as a small desk/table for a kid's room. It is so petite, it could squeeze in the smallest kid's bedroom. And the fact that it is desk height makes it even better. #DoubleDuty
On just this side of the table is the only evidence it was a sewing table--unless you flip it over. #You'llNeverKnow 

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  1. Hi Susan - great idea. Love the # sign chalkboard. Pinned too.

  2. Cute idea and a nice color. I don't know quite the the inside looks like (although I have a sewing machine that pulls up out of a similar cabinet). You might have put a plastic bin/storage box/dishpan etc inside to store Legos or some other multi-piece toy. The part that opens out to the left could be used as a building space. Although, some weights might need to be added for stability.

  3. That is awesome I am in love with the color you picked.

  4. I cannot believe this is the same table. Beautiful! I really enjoyed this inspirational post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party? Hope to see you there!


  5. Love the new look. I can't believe how the whole chalkboard thing has taken off.

  6. Wow, this turned out great, I love the color and the chalkboard.

  7. Love it!! And the price was surely right!!
    I am co hosting Fluster's Creative muster party! Thanks for linking up!!


  8. That is so funny, there are so many symbols being used these days...guess you do have to be careful! Cute as a button, it turned out GREAT! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  9. Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  10. Amazing! You did such a great job, you have a super imagination. Isn't it amazing what people throw away!

  11. What a great idea! Love the color and the chalkboard on the front is perfect! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  12. Great reuse and who can't use a chalkboard to remember something, I sure could. Your choice of color is perfect, bright and clean looking. Makes me wish I hadn't gotten rid of a good conditoned sewing machine table. Can always use another table can't we? I am a nut for tables. Happy weekend


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